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Re: http+srv worth its own URI scheme? (ISSUE-49 schemeProtocols-49)

From: Eran Hammer-Lahav <eran@hueniverse.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 12:51:24 -0700
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
CC: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>, Cullen Jennings <fluffy@cisco.com>
Message-ID: <C5C83E3C.130D0%eran@hueniverse.com>
What does it mean to have a "web server for a domain"? Given how email works, the idea of asking DNS for how to deliver an email address to a user at a *domain* makes perfect sense. But HTTP does translate into a clear purpose like SMTP does. Is this proposal mainly to get around issues with port 80 allocations?


On 2/23/09 10:32 AM, "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org> wrote:

srv records for web servers seems like a fine idea,
long overdue; but I'm skeptical that it's worth a new URI scheme.

I'm interested to know whether Noah and other TAG members
have other opinions.

cf. ISSUE-49 schemeProtocols-49

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
> Date: 23 February 2009 07:22:43 CEST
> To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
> Subject: Fwd: I-D Action:draft-jennings-http-srv-01.txt
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> FYI.
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>> From: Internet-Drafts@ietf.org
>> Date: 23 February 2009 3:45:01 PM
>> To: i-d-announce@ietf.org
>> Subject: I-D Action:draft-jennings-http-srv-01.txt
>> Reply-To: internet-drafts@ietf.org
>> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
>> directories.
>>      Title           : DNS SRV Records for HTTP
>>      Author(s)       : C. Jennings
>>      Filename        : draft-jennings-http-srv-01.txt
>>      Pages           : 7
>>      Date            : 2009-02-22
>> This document specifies a new URI scheme called http+srv which uses a
>> DNS SRV lookup to locate a HTTP server.  The http+srv scheme operates
>> in the same way as an http scheme but instead of the normal DNS A
>> record lookup that a http scheme would use, it uses an DNS SRV
>> lookup.  This memo also defines a https+srv scheme that operates in
>> the same was a an https URI but uses DNS SRV lookups.
>> The draft is being discussed on the apps-discuss@ietf.org list.
>> A URL for this Internet-Draft is:
>> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-jennings-http-srv-01.txt
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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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